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Main Title Current Practice in GC-MS Analysis of Organics in Water.
Author Web, Ronald G. ; Garriso, Arthur W. ; Keit, Lawrence H. ; McGuir, John M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Southeast Environmental Research Lab.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-16020-GHP; 00834;
Stock Number PB-224 947
Additional Subjects ( Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy) ; ( Organic compounds ; Water analysis) ; ( Wastewater ; Chemical analysis) ; ( Water pollution ; Organic compounds) ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial water ; Organic wastes ; Data processing ; Solvent extraction ; Pesticides ; Methylation ; Evaporators ; Data reduction ; Computer programming ; Water pollution detection ; Biphenylchloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-224 947 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 94p
Experiences during five years of evaluating the application of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to wastewater analysis at the Southeast Environmental Research Laboratory have resulted in the selection of recommended practices for such applications. Liquid-liquid extraction, the Kuderna-Danish evaporator, methylation reagents packed columns, SCOT columns, computerized data reduction, and a computerized spectra matching program are discussed. The system was shown to be effective in solving problems related to fishskills caused by pesticides, confirmation of polychlorinated biphenyl residues in wated and identification of compounds discharged by over a dozen industries. Over two hundred compounds were identified in industrial effluents. (Modified author abstract)